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Statuette of standing Athena

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Statuette of Athena standing. Has large, elaborate helmet with three plumes on top and flaps curled up on sides. Holds elliptical shield on her left. Wears a long chiton and a mantle, bunched on the left shoulder, a tip of which falls from her right arm. Flat back, curves back, unworked with a...

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Provenance

December, 1885, discovered by Don Mariano Lazzari at Cerveteri, Italy and sold, through Pietro Pennelli, to Rodolfo Lanciani (b. 1845 – d. 1929), Rome; 1888, sold by Lanciani to the MFA for $491.89 [purchase price for MFA accession nos. 88.345 – 88.530]. (Accession Date: January 1, 1888) NOTE: See Helen Nagy, "Etruscan Votive Terracottas from Cerveteri in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston: A Glimpse into the History of the Collection," Etruscan Studies 11 (2008), pp. 101-119.

Credit Line

Everett Fund

Italic, Etruscan, Hellenistic Period, 4th or 3rd century B.C.

Dimensions

Height: 21.5 cm (8 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

88.362

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture